review by Bobby Blakey
I love strange horror films, especially ones involving inanimate objects like Death Bed: The Bed That Eats and Rubber. Now a new piece of furniture is getting in on the fun with the latest Killer Sofa starring Jed Brophy, Sarah Munn, Stacy King and Harley Neville. Could this be one of those fun standout horror flicks or is it not worth sitting in?
Killer Sofa follows Francesca who has always attracted weirdos. When one of her stalkers is found dead, she looks for comfort from her best friend, Maxi. Meanwhile, Maxi’s grandfather, Jack, a disgraced Rabbi, comes across a reclining chair containing a Dybbuk inside. Jack and his voodoo sorceress partner try to find out where the recliner has been delivered while exploring Jack’s newfound gift for communicating with the other world. Meanwhile the reclining chair becomes enchanted by Francesca and starts committing crimes of passion.
I so wanted to love this movie so went in with higher hopes than I probably should have. First off you have to understand that it is a lower budget film which I love. These films tend to showcase creative ways of making things work when you don’t the time or budget to pull it off. The story here is actually way less silly than I had expected but still pretty goofy. I give them props for creating a version of the chair that has personality all its own without doing anything other than just sitting there.
The cast are ok, but the film is a bit all over the place and sadly didn’t work for me like I had hoped, but there is still some fun to be had if you are a fan of ridiculous features. The kills are not all that graphic and range from clever to silly like I had expected. I wasn’t expecting as much actual movement from the chair, but they knew the film they were making and made sure to deliver their vision.
Love it or hate it there is no denying this is a unique film and yes I am pretty sure the filmmakers know that this isn’t actual sofa, but instead a recliner which I felt was part of the joke. Does it deliver everything I had wanted from it? No, but it’s one of those guilty pleasure type films that will no doubt find its audience with horror fans. Grab your copy of Killer Sofa available now from High Octane.